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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 12, 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Your Literature Search

The ability to search effectively for literature is an important method for any academic researcher, regardless of the stage of your career. Knowing how first to approach the search is key, but so is knowing which tools are available to you to make the process easier.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 01, 2017

How to Use Tables and Figures in Academic Writing

Graphs and tables are great ways to represent your data in a clear way, making it easier for your readers to digest complex data. Yet, there are many misconceptions of how a graph, or table, should be presented. This is often the case for undergraduate essays, dissertations, postgraduate theses and academic papers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 08, 2017

Designing Your Research Question

Before you write up your research findings, your first objective will be to determine the actual research question that your article is designed to investigate and answer.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 29, 2017

Writing Tip: Keep It Simple!

Many authors writing scientific papers, especially non-native English-speaking authors, feel that they need to use complex words to make their papers sound more impressive. However this is not the case.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 25, 2017

Reforming Research and Publication Methods

Reforming research and publication methods

Nature proposes a new type of research paper  to encourage researchers to strive for reliable and reproducible results rather than simply acceptance and publication in high-impact journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 05, 2017

Open Data: Concerns and Opportunities

Access to data is very important to researchers: read on to find out about the opportunities that open data provides and the concerns surrounding it.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 25, 2017

Article Titles: The Dos and Don'ts

It goes without saying that the title is the first thing that readers will see and recent studies have confirmed quite how important titles really are.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 25, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Academic Publishing

Artificial intelligence is used increasingly in everday life. So what impact will it have in the workplace and in the scientific publishing industry?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 27, 2017

How to Avoid Article Retraction

We will look at some of the causes of article retractions, how you can prevent retractions and provide useful resources for further information.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 24, 2017

Our quality control ensures your paper is edited to the highest standard

Whilst many authors may know freelance editors or colleagues who can help them with their English language editing, here are just some of the benefits of using a professional editing service company.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 03, 2017

What has happened to Beall's List?

In recent weeks, Beall’s List of so-called predatory Open Access publishers has been taken down, leading to much discussion online as to why this has happened.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 01, 2017

Should I write my paper in English, or should I translate my work?

Perhaps you wish to submit a paper to an English-language journal, but your first language is not English? Should you write your paper in English, or write it in your first language?   We offer a range of services for first-time and experienced academic authors, but how do you know what is best for you?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 21, 2017

When is the best time to send my paper for editing?

When is the best time to send my paper for editing in the submission process?  Should I address the structural issues first and then send it to you for review, or send it as it is?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 11, 2016

What is ResearchGate?

ResearchGate is an academic social networking site designed to facilitate access to academic research and collaboration between researchers. It was founded in 2008, and has quickly grown to become the biggest networking site of its kind, with over 11 million users worldwide.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 09, 2016

How we can help you get published

What is the English language editing service? We edit your paper using native speakers of English to ensure that it is grammatically correct and reads well to native speakers of English. In addition to this, we make sure that your article adheres to the guidelines of your selected journal, or adheres to the standards required by leading international English-language journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

What is SCI and the impact factor?

The Science Citation Index (now the Science Citation Index Expanded, or SCIE) is one of the core databases included in the products Web of Knowledge and Web of Science, owned by Thomson Reuters.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

What are Altmetrics?

Altmetrics can be defined either as alternative metrics or article metrics. Both are appropriate definitions: altmetrics offer an alternative, or non-traditional method of evaluating research, and can be based more specifically on the article and how it is received, rather than the reputation or impact factor of the journal it is published in.

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By Charlesworth Author Service on September 11, 2016

Repetition in journal articles

Many authors and researchers worry that their writing is too repetitive, but repetition can be a useful tool when used correctly. It is important to developing academic manuscripts, benefits readers, and is encouraged (in appropriate contexts) by editors and publishers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 09, 2016

Structure of academic journal articles IMRAD

During the course of the twentieth century, the structure and layout of academic research papers has become more standardized. The format commonly referred to as IMRAD now predominates, particularly in biomedical disciplines. However, many scientific disciplines use the same structure.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

Supplementary Data

Procedures for the submission and publication of supplementary data, or supplementary information (SI) may differ from publisher to publisher. 

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